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A new director
for the Magdalen Islands Area

DFO  A. Puglia

On December 1, 2009, a new director was appointed to the DFO’s Magdalen Islands Area. Christian Houle has joined the Area’s team to continue the work of Roger Simon, who had headed the team for many years.

Backed by extensive management experience acquired while in the public sector with Statistics Canada, Houle successively worked as senior analyst, survey manager, data interpretation workshop manager, chief analysis consultant and editing manager. More recently, he served as assistant director for a working group on access to business data.

Houle has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Université de Sherbrooke and a specialized graduate diploma in public administration from the École nationale d'administration publique.

Although he is already acquainted with the Magdalen Islands, the new director wants to begin his mandate by becoming familiar with the area and its many partners. He will be able to benefit from the expertise of the team at the Magdalen Islands Area office and the one at the Regional Office in Quebec City. Moreover, Houle will also be able to draw on the knowledge and experience of his predecessor, Roger Simon, who has accepted to bring Houle up to speed on the sectoral files.

Richard Nadeau
Regional Director General, Quebec Region